Tim Flowers’ violently bright goalkeeping ensemble. Jason Lee’s pineapple haircut. Ron Atkinson’s punditry.
Time can be a cruel mistress in football, yet unlike these regrettable relics, the adidas Predator has remained timeless throughout its two decades wrapped around the feet of the world’s biggest stars.
So then, how better to celebrate the boot’s 20th anniversary than with its first Crazylight overhaul, taking the scarcely believable lightweight technology already used by the German sports giant's 140g F50s, and embedding it into the latest batch of Predator Instincts.
14 special edition Predators have been created to mark the 20th anniversary landmark, and you'd be hard pressed to find better than these: preserving the lethal zone, control pad and pass pad technology of the recent boot, the added sprintframe technology dramatically reduces the weight of the boot.
So much so you might think you’re still wearing your slippers come your customary Sunday League wheeze-about.
The Predator Crazylight will be available to buy at adidas.com from 22 October